A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

By Marcia Morris, M.D. | Dec. 10, 2018 Talking with parents is something I rarely did when I began my job as a college psychiatrist twenty-five years ago. However, in response to students coming to my office with more complex problems and severe symptoms, I have tried to get parents...

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How Easy It Is To Neglect Your Mental Health

By Trevor McDonald | Dec. 12, 2018 We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like: eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to take care of your mental health? Neglecting your mental health can be easy, especially since it’s...

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Avoiding Holiday Stressors: Tips For A Stress-Free Season

By Jessica Maharaj | Dec. 03, 2018 The “most wonderful time of the year” can quickly turn into the most stressful time of the year for many. When compounded by a mental illness, common holiday pressures can create a perfect storm of exacerbated stressors, symptoms and setbacks if not proactively...

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Opioids And Substance Abuse: What Can We Do?

By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Jun. 25, 2018   Opioids and other substances that alter how we feel, think and act have overtaken our culture, and have been declared a public health epidemic. We are losing our loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors to these substances. But we have yet to implement...

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Getting Involved With Minority Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, culture, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. America’s entire mental health system needs improvement, including when it...

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Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 15, 2018 Many people have a difficult time understanding why the words we use are so important, especially on a topic like suicide. How can certain images or words influence a person’s willingness to take their own life? How can one suicide lead to another? How can conversations,...

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Understanding Self-Harm

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 28, 2018   Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they...

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Reshaping My Relationship With Myself

By Colleen Werner | Feb. 26, 2018   For over a decade, I’ve struggled with food and body image. At 8, I started worrying about how my body looked. At 10, I discovered Weight Watchers and my seemingly endless cycle of dieting started. Then, at 15, my eating disorder started. As a dancer,...

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What To Do If Your Workplace Is Anxiety-Inducing

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 22, 2018   There are so many aspects a job that can cause anxiety: having tight deadlines, trying to harmonize a work/life balance, dealing with office gossip and politics, meeting your supervisor’s expectations… the list goes on. Thanks to all this, most people who work will experience some...

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